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Podcast: Episode 127 – Central Belters

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On this week’s podcast Cammy and John discuss the ongoing impact of cornoavirus on domestic rugby in Scotland in light of new lockdown measures announced by the Scottish Government. We also look back at the weekend’s Pro[?] action and ask whether Richard Cockerill should shoulder some blame for a lack of leaders in his pack.

In Hands In The Ruck we discuss player criticism, Exeter rugby’s new kit, racism in rugby and highlight Scotland’s first Black rugby player, JG Robertson as part of a regular series to celebrate Black History Month.

https://www.scottishsporthistory.com/sports-history-news-and-blog/james-g-robertson-the-first-black-rugby-player

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8 Responses

  1. Scotland’s best attacking side.

    Rory Sutherland, Fraser Brown, Zander Fagerson, Jonny Gray, Sam Skinner, Jamie Ritchie, Hamish Watson, Magnus Bradbury,
    George Horne, Finn Russell, Duhan van Der Merwe, Rory Hutchison, Huw Jones, Darcy Graham, Stuart Hogg (C)

    Stuart Mcinally, Oli Kebble, WP Nel, Scott Cummings, Matt Fagerson, Ali Price, Adam Hastings, Sean Maitland

    1. very nice, but I’d prefer a winning team than an attacking team, so a few changes needed.
      On form McInally is way behind Brown, probably should be behind Turner (certainly if you want to look at simply attack Turner is in front of both).
      Horne does not have enough control at 9, worryingly its not improving. Jones won’t be playing 13 for Scotland bar multiple injuries this autumn. And Hutchison is poor at 12 for Northampton, much better at 13.
      The 3 locks should be the go to 3, which 2 start – TBH if its attack you are looking for, then its Cummings and Skinner. But it should be Gray and Cummings

  2. I see Glasgow have signed TJ Ioane on loan from London Irish. That is potentially a very good recruit, on form he is a superb ball carrier but maybe a little past his best.

  3. Restrict Pod to 30 mins for a bigger audience. Not easy to do but the discipline of thorough planning and unsentimental editing is necessary for a quality product.

    1. We pack the main news and talking points into the start of the podcast. This usually takes us to the 40 minute mark. I’m happy to trial an edited version of the podcast alongside the normal pod. Personally I think we’d lose something if we restrict the time. We’re aiming for a more conversational tone which I know some people enjoy.
      I’ll put out an abridged version of the podcast alongside the normal on in the next couple of weeks and check demand.

  4. According to the BBC Danny Wilson sees Huw Jones re-joining International rugby as a 15. That will be excellent.

  5. When the season gets underway there will be a lot to talk about so the pod may naturally change shape anyway and there will be no shortage if controversial issues. Keep the regular features such as ‘hands in the ruck’.

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